Problem: Rank these compounds by boiling point. pentane; neopentane; isopentane

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We’re being asked to rank the given compounds in order of boiling point.


Recall that the boiling and melting point of a compound depends primarily on its mass, branching and intermolecular forces.


A higher mass means a higher boiling point. A more branched molecule will have a lower boiling point.


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Rank these compounds by boiling point. 

pentane; neopentane; isopentane

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